Gakuen Alice Vol. 04. The classic bestselling manga by Tachibana Higuchi!
Mikan joins her best friend, Hotaru, at the Alice Academy, a special school for people with an “Alice,” or paranormal talent, and she must learn to know and use her own such talent if she hopes to stay.
Tachibana Higuchi is a Japanese manga artist known for her works of Gakuen Alice and Portrait of M and N. In year 1996, she first made her professional debut in Bessatsu Hana to Yume’s 5th issue, entitled 5 Gatsu no Sakura.
In an interview with Tokyopop, Tachibana Higuchi gave a detailed look on how she started as a mangaka.
“I first submitted a manga story a while after I graduated from high school. Up until then, I was studying for the entrance examinations for the Art University, and as part of that, I sometimes drew manga and four-panel strip comics for fun.
Because I was conscious of the fact that I had started drawing manga in earnest at a later age, I think my progress during the beginning on drawing and storytelling techniques was fast as I frantically tried to absorb everything I could learn about creating manga.
After the serialization of Gakuen Alice Vol. 01 began, as I got busy, I was so desperate to submit it on time that I feel that the drawings probably haven’t improved much compared to before. During the serialization of the manga, I think my story telling techniques improved more as I concerned myself with how to catch the attention of the readers, how well one can incorporate what the readers are seeking into the story.
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